Sam Phillips

La Palina Goldie Toro Arrives at Retail, Now Crafted by New Hands

If there are two things that La Palina’s Goldie line has been associated with since its debut in the summer of 2012, it’s high demand...
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La Palina Ships Bronze Label to TAA Retailers

La Palina has begun shipping its 2017 exclusive cigar for the Tobacconists’ Association America. It’s called the Bronze Label and comes as part of a collaboration...
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La Palina Revamps Classic Line

La Palina’s Classic line is getting some changes. Most notably, the three new lines are being produced at General Cigar Dominicana. Previously, the La Palina...
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La Palina Bringing Three New Lines to IPCPR 2016

According to information in the 2016 Tobacco Retailers’ Almanac, a physical publication distributed by the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers’ Association (IPCPR) before the organization’s...
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Patrick Vivalo Shuts Down Vivalo Cigars, Joins La Palina

It’s unknown when, or if, the cigar industry will be regulated by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, but FDA has already claimed its first victim....
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Weekly News (Dec. 28, 2015)

Cigar News A.J. Fernandez’s San Lotano Farm Hit by Fire La Palina Adds Clay Roberts & Sam Phillips Mombacho Plans Magnifico for 10th Anniversary Quesada...
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Clay Roberts & Sam Phillips Join La Palina

La Palina has announced that Sam Phillips and Clay Roberts have both joined the company, being named president and chief operating officer, respectively, as well...
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Weekly News (Jan. 12, 2015)

Cigar News Alec Bradley’s VP of Marketing Leaves Altadis Wins Spanish Chamber of Commerce Award Congrats to Altadis U.S.A. (@CigarWorld) on winning the Spanish Chamber...
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Sam Phillips Leaves Alec Bradley

In a surprising announcement today, Sam Phillips has announced that he has left Alec Bradley Cigar Co. He had been with the company for four...
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Alec Bradley Announces Its Latest Cigar: Mundial

Alec Bradley has announced one of their two cigars that will be unveiled at the upcoming IPCPR Convention and Trade Show, the  Mundial. Sam Phillips,...
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Alec Bradley to Increase Prices April 1

Alec Bradley has begun informing retailers that its prices will Increase April 1. In a move described as “essentially across the board,” Alec Bradley will...
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